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IBA Team Places 3rd Worldwide

Congratulations to the 2019 IBA Team for placing 3rd worldwide among 124 teams!

Left to Right: Matthew Lynch, Hannah Morgan, Cody Totten, David Lubo-Robles, and Andrew Layden

Dr. Megan Elwood Madden discusses Mars Research with Bill Nye

Dr. Megan Elwood Madden discussed her Mars research on Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye at the Science Museum Oklahoma on May 8, 2019.

Dr. Brett Carpenter named AAPG Inspirational Geoscience Educator

Dr. Brett Carpenter was selected as the 2019 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Inspirational Geoscience Educator Award (IGEA) recipient. Check out the article in AAPG Explorer here:

Congratulations Dr. Bedle!

Dr. Heather Bedle was awarded an OU Creatie Award for "Best Faculty Profile/Blog." Check out Dr. Bedle's winning page here:

OU SEG Challenge Bowl Team Places 2nd

The OU SEG Challenge Bowl team, consisting of MS students Karelia La Marca Molina and Julian Chenin came in 2nd place at the Gulf Coast Regional SEG Challenge Bowl on April 16th. They led the competition until the last round, and were only defeated by a University of Houston team by 3 points!

Congratulations Research Symposium Winners

PhD Research
1st place: Abidin Caf
2nd place: Folarin Kolawole
3rd place: David Lubo-Robles

Masters Research
1st place: Julian Chenin
2nd place: Dalila Jesus
3rd place: Travis Plemons

Undergraduate Reseach
1st place: Clayton Silver
2nd place: Sarah Sundberg
3rd place: Nina McCollom


2019 IBA Mid-Continent Champions

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Congratulations to the 2019 IBA Mid-Continent Champions!

Left to Right: Matthew Lynch, Hannah Morgan, Cody Totten, Andrew Layden and David Lubo-Robles

Congratulations Expo Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Spring Break Student Expo!

Geology Research Winners: Left to Right: Benmadi Milad (2nd place), Emilio Torres (1st place) and Carl Symcox (3rd place)

Geophysics Research Winners: Left to Right: Abidin Caf (2nd place), Christina Hamilton (3rd place) and Folarin Kolawole (1st place)

Dr. Brett Carpenter Presents at AAAS

Dr. Carpenter presented "Scientific Accomplishments at the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth" during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. He was also featured on the Third Pod from the Sun podcast.

Pick & Hammer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Pick & Hammer attended the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show to pick up some new and exciting items for their next Mineral Auction on February 20th!

Newfield Exploration Honors Dr. Roger Slatt

Newfield Exploration honored Dr. Roger Slatt with a sculpture of Woodford Shale, housed outside of the Youngblood Energy Library

From left to right: Allen Donaldson, Senior Vice-President of Exploration, Dr. Roger Slatt, Dr. Lynn Soreghan, Director - School of Geology and Geophysics, and Aaron Leavitt, Exploration Manager for US Mid-Continent

Dr. Slatt joined by many of his students at the cerermony

G&G Mid-Year Update

Keep up with the latest in G&G:

Mid-Year Update

Recent Field Trips

Dr. Lynn Soreghan and Dr. Andrew Cullen's GEOL 6970 Mudrocks class visited the Arbuckles

Dr. London Pegmatites

Dr. London's Pegmatites class visiting AG&M Granite

Dr. Brett Carpenter's GEOL 3114 at Turner Falls

Dr. Andy Elwood Madden, Dr. Kato Dee and GEOL 1114 students visited the Wichita Wildlife Refuge area.

Dr. Lynn Soreghan's group in the Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands and the Delaware Basin

OU Field Camp Video